Marie Losier


Histoires vraies – Group exhibition 4 February – 17 September 2023 / MAC VAL Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, curated by  : Frank Lamy, with Julien Blanpied (photo Martin Argyroglo)


exhibition view Excesso Chamalo by Marie Losier, (photo Aurélien Mole)

exhibition view Excesso Chamalo by Marie Losier, (photo Aurélien Mole)

Marie Losier
Gloopie au paradis (Ben Russell), 2023
aquarelle and pencil on paper
57,5 x 82,5 cm

Marie Losier
jolis pieds poilus, 2023
33 x 13 x 9 / 33 x 13,5 x 10 cm

Marie Losier
Elise et Leo au grand galop!, 2023
aquarelle and pencil on paper
97 x 120 cm

Marie Losier
Hansel/ Gretel/ Pretzel, 2023
15 x 10,5 x 10 cm /20 x 9 x 14 cm / 15 x 6,5 x 14 cm

Marie Losier
Super 8 carnivore, 2023
35,5 x 29 x 7,5 cm

Marie Losier
Da Da Da (David Legrand), 2023
aquarelle and pencil on paper
89,5 x 79 cm / 86 x 97 cm with frame

Marie Losier
Sing sing, sleep slap (Sing Sing/Florian Caschera), 2023
aquarelle and pencil on paper
91,5 x 63 cm / 72 x 99 cm with frame

Marie Losier
Taxidermisez-moi, 2021
video (2021), feathers and acrylic on wood
ed. 1/3
41 x 43 x 43 cm

Marie Losier
Taxidermisez-moi , 2021
camera 16mm, 9.45’min Marie Losier Rire et Dance, 2021
video (2021), glitter, mirrors and acrylic on wood
ed. 1/3
33,5 x 37 x 40cm

Marie Losier
Rire et Dance, 2021
with camera 16mm
ed. 1/3

Marie Losier
Flying Saucey, 2021 (video 2006)
wig and acrylic on wood
film : 1.59′ / box : 37 x 40 x 33 cm
ed. 2/3

Marie Losier
Lunch break on the xerox machine, 2003
with a camera 16mm
3 minutes

MoMA, performance with Felix Kubin New York November 2018       MoMA, performance with Felix Kubin New York November 2018       Elina Lowenshon, 2019 oil paint on rice paper 98 x 65 cm / 104 x 72 cm (with frame) (photograph Aurélien Mole)           David Legrand, 2019 oil paint on rice paper 98 x 61 cm  / 104 x 72 cm (with frame) (photograph Aurélien Mole)       exhibition Hello Hapiness, centre d’art le BBB, Toulouse le Printemps de Septembre       Elina et les paillettes, 2019 film 9 minutes, wooden box and feathers 37 x 40 x 33 cm (photograph Aurélien Mole) Felix aux pays des merveilles, 2019 film / box and green moss 37 x 41 x 38 cm (photograph by Aurélien Mole) installation Eat My Make-up! film 6’, 2005 Eat My Make-up! film 6’, 2005         Tim Tim, 2019 oil paint on rice paper 71,5 x 56  / 78 x 64 cm (with frame) (photograph Aurélien Mole)


Marie Losier (b.France, 1972), is a filmmaker and curator who’s worked in New York City for 23 years and has shown her films and videos at museums, galleries, biennials and festivals. Losier studied literature at the University of Nanterre (France, BA, 1995) and Fine Arts at Hunter College, City University of New York (MFA, 2003). She has made a number of film portraits on avant-garde directors, artists, musicians and composers, such as the Kuchar brothers, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge, Alan Vega, Peter Hristoff, Peaches and Felix Kubin. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of these artists.

Losier’s films are regularly shown at prestigious venues such as The Cannes Film Festival, The Berlinale, The Rotterdam Film Festival, IDFA, The Tate Modern, MoMA, Le Palais de Tokyo, Le Centre Georges Pompidou and La Cinémathèque Francaise. She was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum, N.Y.C). She had a retrospective of her films at MoMA – Museum of Modern Art in NYC – in 2018 and the museum acquired all of her films for the MoMA archives. In 2019, she presented a mid career retrospective at Le Jeu De Paume, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Paris as well as for the Cinematheque of Athens in 2019 and the Cinematheque of Brussels in 2021.

Losier’s first feature film was a portrait of pioneering musician-artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV) and her partner Lady Jaye. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2011, winning the Caligary and the Teddy Awards. She also won the Grand Prize at Indielisboa, the Prix Louis Marcorelles and the Prix des Bibliothèques at Cinéma du Réel; the film was released in cinemas in France, Canada, Mexico, Germany and in the USA.

In 2013/14 Losier was awarded the prestigious DAAD Residency Award in Berlin and the Guggenheim Award to work on her new feature film Cassandro The Exotico!, a portrait of the celebrated Mexican wrestler Saul Almendariz. Cassandro The Exotico! produced by Tamara Films, premiered at The Cannes Film Festival in May of 2018 (ACID CANNES). It was released in France in 2018 and in 2019 in the US (it premiered at the Metrograph NYC).

She premiered a new film, Felix in Wonderland!, at Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland in 2019: a feature film on the German musicien and composer, Felix Kubin. The film is produced by Ecce Films.

She had an exhibition, in collaboration with Pauline Curnier Jardin, at the Fondation Ricard in 2019, a first solo exhibition at the Anne Barrault’s gallery in Paris, where she exhibited drawings and film installations (January 2020). She also had a solo show at the Film Gallery in Paris (nov- dec 2021) and at The Solar Gallery in Vila Do Conde in Portugal for 2022.

She has been working on a film portrait, for now 4 years, on the band The Residents from San Francisco, a film produced by Barberousse Films..
After 12 years in the making, she is finishing her film portrait on the singer-performer, Peaches, Peaches Goes Bananas!, a film co-produced by Tamara Films in Paris and Michigan Film in Bruxelles.
She is also developing with co-writer Antoine Barraud, her first fiction feature, a Musical Comedy, Sugar Bomb, produced by Tamara Films and Kidam Production.

Marie Losier is currently showing a solo exhibition at the Institut Francais in Cambodia and at Casa del Lago in Mexico City.
Next autumn, she will be exhibiting at the Creux de L’enfer art center in Thiers, and in 2025 at the Transpalette art center in Bourges.

Solo exhibitions


  • Marie Losier | Casa del Lago, Mexico
  • Marie Losier | Institut Français, Phnom Penh, Cambodge
  • 2023

  • Marie Losier | Excesso Chamalo | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2022

  • Marie Losier | Saison France-Portugal | Festival Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal
  • Marie Losier | retrospective & carte blanche | Cinematek, Bruxelles
  • 2021

  • Marie Losier | TheFilmGallery, Paris
  • Marie Losier | Launch and signature of Pleased to Meet You | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2020

  • Eat my Makeup! | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2019

  • Confettis atomiques ! | Retrospective | Musée du Jeu de Paume
  • Parties, sans éteindre la lumière | Pauline Curnier-Jardin et Marie Losier | Fondation d'entreprise Ricard - Paris | Curated by: Eric Mangion
  • 2018

  • Just a Million Dreams | MoMA, New York | Curated by: Sophie Cavoulacos
  • Hello Happiness ! | Printemps de Septembre | BBB, Toulouse

  • 2017
    la face cachée de la réalisatrice, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse

    Hello Happiness, Centre national des arts modernes de la République du Bélarus
    La Parole du Hibou, Festival (TJCC), vidéo et performance, programmation de Joris Lacoste au théâtre de Gennevilliers

    Group exhibitions


  • Happy Here in A Happy House | La Gaya Scienza, NIce | Curated by: Emilie Flory
  • Contre-soirée | galerie Michel Journiac, Paris
  • 2023

  • Echelle Humaine | Lafayette Anticipations, Paris | Curated by: Amélie Coster & Madeleine Planeix-Crocker
  • Festival Alingue e Apostrofi | Stecca3, Milano, Italy
  • Féminin singulier, formes du réel | Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • NADA, New York | 548 West, New York
  • For this first edition of the meetings Input,Julien Bécourt invites the artist, filmmaker and curator, Marie Losier. | Fondation d'entreprise Pernod Ricard, Paris
  • Molinier rose saumon | Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux | Curated by: Marie Canet, Emmanuelle Debur & Claire Jacquet
  • Chrysalide, Le rêve du papillon | Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève
  • 2022

  • Drawing Now, Paris | le Carreau du Temple, Paris
  • 2021

  • FIAC | with Marie Losier, Guillaume Pinard, Roland Topor | Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris
  • Festival Jogging | Carreau du Temple, Paris
  • Das Dritte Geschlecht (The Third Gender) | A.K.T; Pforzheim, Germany
  • 2020

  • Carnaval & Mascarades | Institut pour la photographie, Lille
  • 2019

  • La société du spectral | Caroline Deruas, Yann Gonzalez, Alain José Garcia Vergara, Marie Losier, Bertrand Mandico | galerie Cinéma, Paris
  • D’une rive à l’autre | Mairie de Ayguesvives | Curated by: les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse
  • Ce sont les îles qui se déplacent | La Passerelle, Brest | Curated by: Alessandra Prandin
  • 2015
    Villa Arson – L’ECLAT, residency and film commission, Galerie Carrée, L’Échappée Vive (Nice, France) BUREAU, Galerie NYC: group show / looping films ! (USA)
    MAC VAL, screening, collective exhibition Chercher le Garçon (France)
    Triennial of Vendôme, L’art de s’égarer ou l’image du bonheur . A 3 month installation: cinema, sets, costumes, and performances. A collaboration piece by Marie Losier and La Galerie du Cartable (France)
    Festival (TJCC), Théâtre de Gennevilliers. Video and performance. Curated by Joris Lacoste, collaboration with Simon Fravega (Gennevilliers, France)
    Festival Rencontres Internationales, Transpalette – Contemporary Art Center. Performance withFelix Kubin, Bandits-Mages (Bourges, France)
    St Petersburg Contemporary Art Museum, film installation & video (Russia)
    Kunstverein in Hamburg, A Paradise Built in Hell, Scopitone installation and films (Germany)

    Les Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier. Cassandro El Exotico! : direction, performance, film installation… with Cassandro, Barbara Carlotti, Simon Fravega, Louise de Ville… (Paris)
    Festival Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Biopic, with Jonathan Caouette and Bertrand Burgalat (Paris)

    Les Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier. Marie Déménage !, direction and performance, installation, with Joana Preiss, Peaches, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Simon Fravega, Jonathan Caouette…
    Galerie Préface : Célébration, collaboration with Simon Fravega


    La Nature -music video- (2022), 16mm, 5 min, film, color, produced by Tamara Films, film by Marie Losier and Simon Fravega, with ARLT (Sing Sing and Eloise Decaze), music by ARLT from the album Turnetable

    Taxidermisez moi (2021), 16mm, 10 min, color, with David Legrand, Jean-Pierre Petit, Simon Fravega, François Chaignaud, Eloise Decaze; premiered at FID Marseille 2021, Flash competition

    Electric Storm, 100 Years of Theremine -music video- (2020), 16mm, 6 min, film, color, music by Dorit Chrysler, produced by Moog and Tamara Films, with Dorit Chrysler

    Download Yourself – music video – (2020), 16mm, 5 min, film, color, music composed and sung by Felix Kubin, with Felix Kubin, Sophie Cavoulacos, Tony Torn, Juliana & M.J Francis Kelly, Oleg and Dima Dubson, Guy Greenberg, Dorit & Eik Chrysler, Marianne Shaneen, Victoria Keddie, M.V Carbon, Bradley Eros, Sam, Angie & Anna Diiorio, Margarita Jimeno, Joel Schlemowitz, Rachael & Gabriel Guma Rene Abernathy, Amelie Garin Davet, Steve Dalachinsky

    Whitch is witch? (2020), 16mm, 6 min, film, color, with Felix Kubin, Joana Preiss, Claire Doyon and Elina Lowenhson

    Felix in Wonderland! (2019), 16mm, 52 min, film, color and B&W, sound, music by Felix Kubin, with Felix Kubin

    Cassandro, The Exotico! (2018), 16mm, 73 min, film, color, sound, with Cassandro alias Saul Almendariz Images of a Work #22 : Infinite Now (2017), video, 20 min, color, sound, commissioned by IRCAM and Cinéma Du Réel, film on Chaya Czernowin, composer and Professor of music at Harvard University

    L’Oiseau de la Nuit (2015), 16mm, 20 min, color, with Deborah Kristal, Joao Pedro Rodriguez, Joao Rui Guerra DaMata… Omnibus Film, HERE LISBON, produced by Indielisboa with Denis Cote, Gabriel Abrantes and Dominga Sotomaya

    L’échappée Vive (2015), video, 24 min, color, co-directed with Catherine Libert, with Noël Dola & Ben Vaultier

    Peaches and Jesper are on a boat, who stays afloat ? (2014), video, color, 5 min, with Peaches and Jesper Just / Venice Biennial

    Bim, Bam, Boom, Las Luchas Morenas! (2014), 16mm, color, 13 min, with The Moreno Sisters Alan Vega, Just a Million Dreams (2013), 16mm, color, 13 min, with Alan Vega, Liz Lamereand Dante Vega

    The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011), 16mm, color, sound, 72 min, with Genesis P-Orridge, Lady Jaye, Psychic TV…

    Buyn, Objet Trouvé (2012), 16mm, color, 6min, with Byun Chong and Kiya Chong Cet Air Là (2010), 16 mm, B&W, 3 min, with April March and Julien Gasc

    Slap the Gondola! (2010), 16 mm, 15min, music April March, with April March, Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge

    Papal Broken Dance (2009), super 8 & 16 mm, 6 min, music PTV3, with Genesis P-Orridge Tony Conrad

    Dreaminimalist (2008), 16mm, sound, 27 min, with Tony Conrad

    Jaye Lady Jaye (2008), 16 mm, sound, 3 min, with Lady Jaye and PTV3

    Snow Beard (2008), 16 mm, sound, 3 min, with Mike Kuchar

    Manuelle Labor (2007), 16 mm, super 8, sound, 10 min, collaboration with Guy Maddin

    Flying Saucey! (2006), 16 mm, color, sound, 9 min, with Flux Factory

    The Ontological Cowboy (2005), 16 mm, color, sound, 15min, with Richard Foreman

    Eat Your Makeup! (2005), 16 mm, color, sound, 6 min, with George Kuchar

    Electrocute Your Stars (2004), 16 mm, color, sound, 10 min, with George Kuchar

    Bird, Bath, and Beyond (2003), 16 mm, color, sound, 13 min, with Mike Kuchar

    Lunch Break on the Xerox Machine (2003), 16 mm, B&W, silent, 3 min Sanitarium Cinema (2002), video, color, sound, 9 min

    The Passion of Joan Arc (2002), video, color, sound, 9 min

    Broken Blossoms (2002), video, color, sound, 10 min

    Loula Meets Charlie (2002), video performance at the Ontological Theater, 7 min

    The Touch Retouched (2002), video, color, sound, 6 min




    Current exhibitions

    • L'Odyssée - Une étape d'Horizons d'Eaux
      les Abattoirs-Toulouse
      15 November 2023 - 4 November 2024
    • Happy Here in A Happy House
      La Gaya Scienza, NIce
      Curated by: Emilie Flory
      6 April - 13 July 2024

    Gallery exhibitions

    books & prints

    Pleased to meet you

    textes de Nicole Brenez et Constance de Jong

    Semiose éditions


    23 x 30 cm

    80 pages

    14 €

    Hello Happiness!

    Marie Losier



    124 minutes

    19.90 €

    The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jane

    Marie Losier



    29.90 €